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African Journal of Reproductive Health
Women's Health and Action Research Centre
ISSN: 1118-4841
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 139-150
Bioline Code: rh08043
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Reproductive Health, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 139-150

 en Sex Ratio at Birth and Racial Differences: Why Do Black Women Give Birth to More Females Than Non- Black Women?
Kaba, Amadu Jacky

Abstract

The two important questions that this paper will attempt to answer are: (1) why is it that regardless of race/ethnicity or geographic location, the sex ratio data at birth show more males than females?; and (2) Why is it that regardless of geographic location compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Black women or Women of sub-Saharan Black African descent tend to give birth to more females? Or to put this question the other way around, compared to Black women, why do non-Black women give birth to more males? (Afr J Reprod Health 2008; 12[3]:139-150).

Keywords
Birth, Race, Sex ratio, Sub-Saharan black women

 
 fr Proportion sexuelle en accouchement et différences raciales: Pourquoi des femmes noires accouchent-elles de plus de filles que des femmes non-noires?
Kaba, Amadu Jacky

Résumé

Les deux questions pertinentes que cette communication essayera de répondre sont : (1) pourquoi les données de la proportion sexuelle à la naissance montre plus de filles que de garçons sans se soucier de la race/de l’ethnie ou du milieu géographique ? (2) Pourquoi les femmes noires ou des femmes descendues de l’Afrique noire subsaharienne tendent à accoucher plus de filles sans se soucier du milieu géographique par rapport aux autres groupes raciaux/ethniques ? Pour reformuler cette question ; pourquoi les femmes non colorées donnent naissance à plus de garçons par rapport aux femmes noires? (Afr J Reprod Health 2008; 12[3]:139-150).

 
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